Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15958 on 04/19/1999, Section 19-53 read as follows.


    If an employee has facts which indicate that his/her position is improperly classified, the employee may request the department head, and then the director, to review the allocation of his/her position. Such request shall be submitted in writing to the department head and shall contain a statement of justification. A department head may initiate allocation appeals on his/her own initiative. A written notice of classification determination shall be sent to the current incumbent of the position in question and to the department head within five (5) days after the determination has been reached by the director. Such determinations shall be subject to appeal pursuant to the grievance procedure.

    (a)    If the director believes the classification of a position should be changed, the director shall have a complete description of the position prepared.  The director shall review the position description and, after discussing the matter with the affected employee and the employee’s department head, make any recommended change in classification to the city manager.

    (b)    If a department head believes a position is improperly classified, the department head shall prepare a position description and submit the description and justification for reclassification to the director.  The director shall discuss the matter with the department head and affected employee and make a recommendation to the city manager.  If a department head wishes to change the duties of a position to the extent that a reclassification of the position would be required, the department head shall prepare a position description containing the proposed changes.  The department head shall submit the description and justification for reclassification to the director for review  and recommendation to the city manager.

    (c)    If an employee believes the employee’s position is improperly classified, the employee may request the director to review the  position.  The request shall be in writing and shall explain in detail the facts upon which the request is based.  The director shall request the employee’s department head to comment on the employee’s request.  The director shall review the position and  make a recommendation to the city manager.

    (d)    Reclassification recommendations shall normally be considered by the city manager during preparation of the annual budget.  The city manager may, however, consider reclassifications at any time.  The city manager shall not reclassify a permanent position unless the city council has provided for the reclassified position in the authorized personnel section of the annual budget.

(Code 1964, § 22.430)